+1 aluminum will yield the best handling/acceleration if thats what your after...It depends what you are trying to achieve. For handling solid (aluminum) subframe bushings and frame connectors are the best. Check out http://www.pozziracing.com/first_gen_suspension.htm fop a great discussion on first gen handling.
As said my car is Pro-Street and I veared away from aluminum energy are pretty stiff me personaly would stay away from metal to metal.Is your suspension stock and still a leaf spring car....
Seriously, no modern chassis engineer designs in flex. To the contrary, the stiffest possible chassis is the goal. A stiff chassis allows the suspension to perform without rogue inputs. That's why us pro-touring guys are all over solid subframe bushings and subframe connectors.At least you did the LOL thing.I think a little flex is good....JMO
I agree with this. If you want to use the car as a monument to 40 year old suspension technology - use rubber; if you want to take advantage of modern materials, manufacturing and knowledge, use the parts the aftermarket has developed and brought to us. Solid subframe or control arm bushings don't mean the car has to ride like a tank, they merely mean that you can set the suspension up more precisely for whatever use you want by eliminating non-intended imputs from unpredictable flex in the chassis and the suspension.Use the equipment that you want to use the car for...not what your ego says...and that not only applies to suspension.
Thats what I was thinking...Uh, no.